Front Row Motorsports mid-season report

Front Row Motorsports Gives Mid-Season Report Complete with Free Baja Fish Taco Offer Statesville, N.C. (July 8, 2009) -- This weekend Front Row Motorsports, with drivers John Andretti and Tony Raines head to the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway...

Front Row Motorsports Gives Mid-Season Report Complete with Free Baja Fish Taco Offer

Statesville, N.C. (July 8, 2009) -- This weekend Front Row Motorsports, with drivers John Andretti and Tony Raines head to the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway located in Joliet, Ill. for Sunday's LifeLock.com 400. The team will be promoting Long John Silver's Baja Fish Taco Day on July 14 on the hood of their cars.

Front Row Motorsports, owned by Bob Jenkins, currently fields a full-time entry in both the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series. Andretti and the No. 34 Chevrolet team are 35th in Sprint Cup owner points heading into this weekend's race. The team has raced competitively against other teams with larger budgets and resources and continues to grow.

Front Row Motorsports is currently in its fifth season of operation and have settled their Sprint Cup operation in a sprawling Statesville, N.C. facility housing both the No. 34 and 37 machines. The teams have been primarily sponsored by Taco Bell, Long John Silver's, Window World and Gander Mountain in the 2009 season.

John Andretti, Driver No. 34 Long John Silver's Baja Fish Taco Chevrolet:

"Front Row Motorsports is a whole new team. At Daytona, and then beyond there too, we've moved into a different race shop, been building race cars and sort of haven't had time to catch our breath yet. There has been one weekend off and that's hardly enough time. We are just plowing away to get to the next few races. I think that now, just past mid-season, we can kind of get to this break coming up and it will be good for the team.

"It will be good for the road guys to get that little bit of time off. Being a small team, everybody pulls a lot of extra weight. Driver's always say they want to thank all of their guys back at the shop for all of the hard work. Let me tell you something, when you do it on the amount of people that we do it on, there is a tremendous amount of hard work out of every individual. Saying that, I think that Front Row Motorsports has done a great job and from a standpoint of a grade, you can't look at the results and say that is how you determine it, I give it a B plus. I think that the quality and the workmanship of what they do I think is just amazing. I think they have really come out with great products so overall I'm real proud of them.

"Our sponsorship has been great this season. We've been fed well with Taco Bell and Long John Silver's. Long John Silver's has a new Baja Fish Taco that's coming out, and this coming Tuesday actually, you can go to any Long John Silver's in the nation and from the time they open until 2:30 p.m. you can go in and get a free Baja Fish Taco. Now it sounds a little weird, the Baja Fish Taco does, but believe me they taste great. You can get them in your car and get a couple of them and head on down the road. It's a great lunch.

"Today, sponsorship is the blood of any major sport and you know it is no different for racing. Motorsports has grown up into a sponsorship-driven environment where teams aren't just owned by individuals. Our team owner is very committed and probably financially committed almost more than any other team owner in the garage in a lot of ways. So we're all in the same pack and we're growing Front Row Motorsports. I think that you know look at us in another five years from now and sponsorship is going to be a big part in taking us to that next level."

-credit: frm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers John Andretti , Tony Raines , John Long
Teams Front Row Motorsports